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kindle versions

PostedCOLON Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:37 am
by RN7457
I was excited to find Wizard available on Kindle, and immediately bought it (my two copies are getting worn out). I was disappointed to find it had been edited; the missing passage I first noticed was the night before the last battle, where Rod tells Tuen to keep Catherine out of the battle by spanking her. There is a later statement that he made doubly sure of it, without a foundation to it.

Were you aware they were going to chop it up?

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PostedCOLON Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:24 pm
by cstasheff
Guilty, RN457. Not only did I know -- I did it myself. I'd read a couple of reviews that were rather indignant that a queen would be spanked, no matter her being a spoiled brat. I had to admit that, by 2011 standards, the passage written in 1968 could be offensive to some modern readers. On the other hand, the same reviewer was indignant about the passage saying that the unknown farm girl felt she had to have love, no matter how. I left that one in -- the farm girl turned out to be Gwen, and whether she felt a desperate need for love or was simply mightily attracted to Rod, is moot, since they wound up together and he obviously (I hope) felt the same way toward her.

Thanks for the encouragement!

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PostedCOLON Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:36 pm
by RN7457
By 2011 standards yes, but by medieval standards, she would have thought it proved his masculinity. Considering the amount of time she spent taunting the nobles about no one being man enough, it was in character.

Now, I don't agree with beating women, nor their subjugaton, but it did seem in keeping with the "historical" context.

That being said, it is your story! you get to edit as you see fit :) as long as noone else was messing with it without your knowledge.
Thanks for the reply.

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PostedCOLON Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:38 pm
by RN7457
Are you going to put the rest of the series on Kindle? Please say yes! As I said before, my copies are getting worn out and harder to find.

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PostedCOLON Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:22 am
by kf6eml
As for the farm girl wanting some loving...

She is telepathic, and even if she had difficulty "reading" Rod, there should at least have been some "resonance" there. They eventually grew very deeply in love with each other, and that rarely happens - indeed, I'd say it could not happen - unless they were "made for each other," as it were.

It should come as no surprise that a telepath should have "a desperate need" for the man she should come to love for the rest of her life, even if she doesn't understand the need at first.

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PostedCOLON Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:26 pm
by Ortho the Frank
Yes, we are planning to release all of Chris's backlist on Kindle (and nook, and ibooks, and... you get the idea). The bad news is that the ebooks will come out rather slowly, for two reasons: 1) We need new cover art (any volunteers?), and 2) converting text to ebook does take time, especially since it's something I do outside of work ours, along with my own writing (I'm sorta the technical guy on this end).

The good news is that the ebook of Her Majesty's Wizard is coming out for Kindle during the first week of April. Special thanks to kf6eml for his help on the ebook, and my apologies that it took me almost a year to get it out. Oh, and thanks to Anne Brant for her new cover artwork. Oh, and the Uncle Merl's Bar & Grill ebook will be coming out very soon, too.

Any suggestions on what ebook should be our next priority after Her Majesty's Wizard?

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PostedCOLON Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:54 pm
by cstasheff
Again, thanks for the support, both RN747 and kf6eml. I do try to stay somewhat abreast o changes in popular culture, when I can see some reason for them. Of course, this is best done by writing a new book, and I'm glad to tell you I'm back on the Starship Troupe series -- though it will still take some time doing since, though I know how it begins and ends, I'm not all that sure about the middle. Still, I'll do what I can and, if I get permission to use it, may be wrapping it up with the Play of St. George in time for Christmas.
-- CBS (by the way, the B stands for "Boris," my father's father).

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PostedCOLON Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:02 am
by RN7457
Looking forward to the new Trouper!

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PostedCOLON Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:17 am
by korg20000bc
Best news for ages!
New Starship Troupers story.

So happy about this. I love those characters.


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PostedCOLON Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:43 am
by cstasheff
It reassures me a lot, that you want some more of Troupers 4. I should have Chapter 3 ready to go in the not-too-distant future. The title will be The Unknown Guest, courtesy of my father, who also suggested that each book have a title that's a variant of "We Open in Venice" from Kiss Me, Kate! The first part of number 4 will be "On to Corona." The Unknown Guest is a reference to the Actors' Equity dining room in the New York City of the Thirties. Any Equity members could eat there, and if they were out of work, they ate for free. If they were in work, they paid double -- onhce for themselves, and once for one of the out-of-work actors -- so the sign over the doorway read, "Your Uhnknown Guest awaits you." In the novel, of course, it will also apply to whoever is tracking the company, and it could be someone in the company -- or maybe the Man in Gray. Hope you'll enjoy it when I get to it.
Thanks, CBS